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Icknield Square Junction.
090530-094354 – SP 05151 87151 – BCN-ML 01-350

At Icknield Square Junction the Icknield Port Loop diverges to the left under the towpath bridge.  This loop was the original route of the canal.

The bridge in the distance marks Rotton Park Junction which is at the other end of the Icknield Port Loop.

The wide straight main line was constructed to improve the canal and it cut off several loops.  Most of the loops have been filled in but three of those loops are still navigable today.

  • Oozells Street Loop
  • Ickneld Port Loop
  • Soho Loop

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Rotton Park Junction signpost on the Birmingham Canal Navigations (BCN).
110422-105811 – SP 04879 87378 – BCN-ML 01-660

The four-way signpost marks Rotton Park Junction.

The Birmingham Canal Navigations (BCN) Main Line runs from Birmingham to Wolverhampton. The original route of the canal now forms the Icknield Port Loop and the Soho Loop which diverge at this junction.